FTC meeting, 12-12-12


Business 1.  Academic Innovation – student/faculty interaction and 2. ITS announcement; 3.   LMS vendor demo – January 29, 2013, daytime or evening (TBA before the break)


1.     Rita Owens spoke in the spirit of Provost Garza’s call for expansion of the use of technology for student/faculty interaction.   In her Ppt presentation:  what other schools are doing;  examples from other institutions as well as IDeT capabilities;  call for some projects to develop by “affinity groups”,  programs, schools, etc. 


Powerpoint Presentation Headings:






CORE PROCESS (referencing the current “Core Renewal” process)                                                                             

ANALYTICS – Treating students as Google does consumers (i.e. tracking and responding to learning behaviors on an individualized basis)





Course Redesign

Khan Academy (khanacademy.org)

edX (edx.org)

Echo360 (echo360.com)

Adobe Connect (adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.edu.html)

Virtual Reality Simulation Lab (http://idesweb.bc.edu/mediakron/simulation_lab)

Septris (cme.stanford.edu/septris)

Virtual Forensics Simulation (idesweb.bc.edu/forensicslab)

Walking Ulysses (ulysses.bc.edu)

SCVNGR (scvngr.com)


Collaborative Learning

MediaKron (tmkp.bc.edu)

Google Hangouts (google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts)

ApprenNet/Lawmeets (apprennet.com)

Learning Catalytics (learningcatalytics.com)

GoSoapbox (gosoapbo.com)

Academize (academize.com)


Feedback and Analytics

iClicker (iclicker.com)

GoSoapbox (gosoapbox.com)

Socrative (socrative.com)

Learning Catalytics (learningcatalytics.com)

Desire2Learn (desire2learn.com/products/analytics)

UBoost (uboost.com/education/higher-education)

Khan Academy (khanacademy.org)

GoReact (goreact.com)




2.  Yearly password change.  New policy.  Last forced change in 2003. 


Barry Schaudt, announcing the policy, looks for “reasonableness” concerns.  FTCs asked to poll colleagues.

 ITC proposes to: Expire the password on each birthday; expect employees to change password one month (30 days) before birthday;  reminders sent 30 days and 7 days prior to birthday;  if the password expires, reset in the same manner as if forgotten:


                        Online Reset:  Click “Forgot Password” or “Trouble Logging In”, and follow the prompts OR

                        By phone: Call BC Help Center at 617-552-HELP.  Password reset available 24/7 through HELP Center.



3.  LMS Selection Process (stakeholder vetting) Dates for the Spring – Tuesday, January 29 will be our usual meeting in 2125 Commonwealth Avenue



These sessions are scheduled as follows:


Thursday, January 31st from 4:30 - 7:00 pm (dinner will be served); or

Friday, February 1st from 9:30 am - noon (breakfast will be served)


Both sessions will cover the same material, so you only need to attend one. To register for one of the dates, please go to:





4. Spring, 2013 Meetings:  Our remaining meetings fall on Wed 20 February, Tue 19 March, Wed 24 April, Tue 14 May.